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Found in many degrees of colors, from completely clear to green or blue, topaz is best known in its golden-yellow and orange-pink varieties. The beautiful color is cause by traces of iron or chromium and may change in the sunlight. According to historians, topaz has been utilized by man for approximately 2000 years. In the Bible, topaz is one of the gemstones which will form the foundation of the gates to the Holy City of the New Jerusalem. Debate was arisen whether the name "topaz" comes from Sanskrit or Greek, though the Greek name 'topazos' means 'green gemstone'. Highly regarded by Romans, they dedicated topaz to Jupiter, therefore considering it a symbol of power and wisdom.

Topaz stimulates metabolism and digestion. According to ancient traditions of healers, it staunches the flow of blood and promotes relaxation. White topaz helps the wearer take on new more challenging projects in life. Blue topaz promotes artistic inspiration. Yellow topaz counteracts bad moods and calms irritability caused by lack of sleep.

Astrologically, gold topaz is associated with Virgo and Scorpio, pink topaz with Leo, and blue topaz with Aquarius.

Moonlit Waters jewelry incorporating topaz includes:

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